West Rosebud Lake Fishing Access

The West Rosebud Lake Fishing Access is one of several fishing access parking sites in the West Rosebud drainage. There is a fully accessible fishing pier and pathway. West Rosebud lake is stocked regularly by the State of Montana and offers wonderful opportunities for trout fishing. Pine Grove Campground, Emerald Lake Campground, Emerald Lake Fishing Access and Mystic Lake Trail (#19) are also located in the West Rosebud drainage.

For a road map of the area, which shows locations of recreation sites and campgrounds, see our Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).

Directions from Beartooth Ranger District office:
Drive north on US Hwy 212 for 2.1 miles and turn left (west) onto MT-78. Drive 30 miles and turn left (west) onto MT-419 towards Fishtail. Drive 4.4 miles (through Fishtail) and turn left (south) onto West
Rosebud Rd. Drive 6.5 miles and turn left (south) to continue on West Rosebud Rd. Drive 12.9 miles to West Rosebud Lake, on your left.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait; ADA Accessible fishing access with fishing pier and boat launch

At a Glance

Fees: Free
Open Season: Yearlong
Usage: Heavy
Water: No
Restroom: Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Accessible fishing access

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

For detailed information on Mystic Lake, Emerald Lake and West Rosebud Lake, go to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park's Mountain Lakes Guide.

River and Stream Fishing

For detailed information on fishing in West Rosebud Creek, go to FISHMT.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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